Tune in, Switch off, Relax… with Joy

Last week after what was already a busy couple of days, I attended the Tune in, Switch off, Relax event at Joy the Store in Leeds. The purpose of the event was to bring bloggers and members of the public into the store to browse, enjoy a nail treatment from Nails Inc and then to take part in some Yoga.

I went to the event after work on Wednesday evening and was already feeling the effects of pregnancy taking its toll that week so made the decision not to take part in the yoga as I was just too tired in myself and knew my body was just not feeling it.

I was greeted by the lovely Jennie who had organised the event and offered a delicious smoothie whilst I browsed the store and waited for the Nails Inc folks to get set up.

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Pinching the Pennies During Pregnancy Part II

I posted not long ago about pinching the pennies during pregnancy and time is absolutely flying by! Baby Moore will be with us in around 3 months time and saving money is becoming more crucial than ever.

So here is an update on how we’ve been doing with saving money and some of my best advice for those of you in a similar position or those just wanting saving tips.

I’ve worked in the Financial sector for 8 years and worked overall since I was 16. I’ve always been a saver having saved the deposit for our house and scrimped alongside hubby to have some fantastic holidays over the years. When it came to thinking about children, we always knew that they would cost us a bit and having a plan would be the only way forward.

Our first step in saving money was to set aside money each month from our wages and put it in a separate savings account. Step 1 achieved and ongoing until maternity leave commences.

Next step was to review our outgoings and see what could be cut back/saved.

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It’s nearly that time of year

Nope, I’m not talking about Christmas although its high on my agenda; I’m talking about Black Friday!

It is now a mere 10 days away from what was typically an American tradition in the past, the Black Friday Bonanza, where companies slash prices on a lot of their products to try and entice us to spend, spend, spend in November.

Clearly it has worked and people go a little crazy, getting up early to nab a bargain or throwing themselves online and causing mayhem to companies sites. I’ve got caught up in it myself in the past and tried to look online at bargains etc but honestly gave up at the prospect of queueing to get on a website (If i wanted to queue, I’d go to the shop!)

I don’t want this post to be all about major sales etc because frankly it would be a lie if I said I was super excited for shopping. What is not a lie, is the prospect of new competitions to enter and the hope of winning something big.

Last week I shared the fact that I was a major competition enterer (probs not a word I know), and Black Friday has brought to my attention, a Halfords competition.

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Halfords are giving away thousands of pounds worth of goodies all chosen from their top deals which will go live on 25th November (the big day), and I myself will not be missing out on this opportunity.

The competition itself is super easy to enter, just create an account and answer a simple Black Friday related question. Entries close at midnight on 22nd November so get enterting sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on the chance to win some incredible prizes.

So what are you waiting for?

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post for the Black Friday Competition*

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